Though he turned to crowd-funding website Kickstarter for his previous project, Wish I Was Here, Deadline is reporting the Zach Braff is following a more traditional route to his next film, after the actor-cum-director has entered talks to helm New Line’s remake of heist caper Going in Style. This follows Theodore Melfi’s decision to exit the project, though we understand that the St. Vincent director will still be onboard for script duties of the upcoming retelling.
Released back in 1979, the original film starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg, three geriatrics who become so tired with the mundane nature of living out the rest of their days that they decide to rob a bank — because daytime TV really can be a bitch. However, their escapades are soon spoiled by overbearing cops and health problems, but not before the unlikely crew enjoy their share of the limelight.
Currently, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman are attached to star, and reports suggest that New Line wants to round out the trio with none other than Dustin Hoffman. Whether Hoffman will get the chance to prove that he is, in fact, not too old for this shit remains to be seen, but we’ll keep you updated with his potential involvement in Going in Style as it appears.
Speaking of which, while Braff is are the top of New Line’s wishlist at the time of reporting, there’s no guarantee that the Garden State director will snag Going in Style as his third directorial outing. Time will tell.
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